This week in Winning Post

The festive season is upon us but racing doesn't slow down, with meetings here, there and everywhere. And Winning Post has got your pre-Christmas weekend covered.

Saturday's highlights include the long-awaited return to Eagle Farm, the SA Christmas Handicap and the Ted Van Heemst Stakes at Ascot.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for The Valley night meeting plus Yarra Valley diuring the day and the Randwick (Kensington) twilight, as well as fields, colours and selections for Lismore, Ipswich, the twilight cards at Dubbo and Port Lincoln and the night racing at Sunshine Coast.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Flemington in Melbourne, Warwick Farm in Sydney, Morphettville in SA, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth, plus there's a Saturday meeting at Colac.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Benalla twilight (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Sheffield Cup day at Devonport plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post December 22 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Moonee Valley (night), Randwick (Kensington), bet365 Yarra Valley
Flemington, Warwick Farm, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Ascot, Colac, Benalla (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sale, Moruya, Sunshine Coast, Devonport
Which race is the best addition to the Australian calendar?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Flemington Saturday - R2 N1 Social Spin 2nd
Royal Randwick Saturday - R2 N3 Mister Songman 3rd
Today's Racing
Monday 17 December
Tuesday 18 December
Wednesday 19 December
Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: